But so soon as a man becomes connected with Christ and His Church, the light that is within him will be sure to make manifest his inconsistencies to all around.God, not self, the end of Christian exampleW. All the glass in the optical instruments, whether they are intended for scientific purposes, or for ordinary use, should be free from dross.(S. )Hidden light diesD. Men are to see the works, not the worker.4. Our Heavenly Father shall be glorified by the influence for good we thus exert over the minds of those who see our good works. "And glorify your Father which is in Heaven." This rule may serve for some external direction in this perplexed case. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Jesus knew all the attainments of the earth, and He could appreciate their excellency and beauty too;... but nothing of all this could east light on the deepest problems that agitate the human heart — what must I do to be saved? We should learn in them to see our own faults, and to mend them. Maclaren, D. D.ou. Come hear about our Savior Jesus! In analyzing that power there are three or four elements.I. Our relationship with God remains broken. If the light which you let shine in your profession be the true light, there will be good works to be seen. Men are affected by what they see.(W. (Sir William Dawes, Bart. What else can we do but join that unfaithful servant and say, "Master, I knew you to be a hard man, … so I was afraid. When he came home, his minister asked him how it went. He must keep within the limits of his proper place.(E. 2. Browse Sermons on Matthew 5:15-20. These verses present a similar analogy Historical Books It tints alike the flowers of the palace garden and of the garret window in the dingy city street. THE MEANS BY WHICH THIS WITNESS-BEARING MAY BE THE MOST EFFECTUALLY DONE.1. Not to let our works be seen when they ought to be seen would be to desert our Lord. Show me the worker," the sun answers us with a rebuke of intolerable light.(Dr. (James Stewart. , D. D.I. Irreligion is artificial.II. 2. Rees. REMOVE A DIFFICULTY which may have arises from an apparent inconsistency between our text and the words of our Lord in a subsequent part of His discourse. Beecher., Sir William Dawes, Bart. A Divine work.2. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. It is part of the Sermon on the Mount, and is one of a series of metaphors immediately following the Beatitudes. The word light implies a saving knowledge of the truth.2. Be consistent.4. And the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness could not extinguish it. Mary tells her sons #2 . Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Matthew 5:15-20. Maclaren, D. D.The lighthouse-keeper takes no pains that the ships tossing away out at sea may behold the beam that shines from his lamp, but all that he does is to feed and tend it. This will be the result of Christian consistency. Maclaren, D. D.The lighthouse-keeper takes no pains that the ships tossing away out at sea may behold the beam that shines from his lamp, but all that he does is to feed and tend it. Goode, M. 5 And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to stand and [] pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, in order that they may be seen by people. There is a moral constitution by reason of which Christian qualities seem admirable to men. A prism, analyrically solving this moral light, and exhibiting its beauties of colour.(S. Hence it appears that we ought frequently to contemplate the examples of good men, out of which there are so many and so great advantages to be drawn. Now, similarly, Christ is the hidden source and centre of the world's enlightenment; but Christians, united to Him by the spiritual tubing of faith, draw off from Him that influence by which they are enabled, each in his own place and in his own measure, to dispel some portion of the darkness by which they are surrounded.(W. Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord (The Preachers' Monthly. )Christ shines into the world through the lives of His peopleW. A prism, analyrically solving this moral light, and exhibiting its beauties of colour. A reflector of spiritual light.2. M. "God is the eternal fountain of all honour and glory, therefore, strictly speaking, cannot be dishonoured; He cannot but be glorified, because to be Himself is to be-infinitely glorious. But so soon as a man becomes connected with Christ and His Church, the light that is within him will be sure to make manifest his inconsistencies to all around.God, not self, the end of Christian exampleW. But so soon as you put a light behind it you thereby reveal its filthiness to every beholder. , D. D.)Christian example leads to the discovery of Christian sympathyWhen the English minstrel went to seek for his master of the Lion Heart, he played everywhere the monarch's favourite tune, and was at length rewarded by hearing its notes sent feebly back to him from the prison wherein Richard was confined. REMOVE A DIFFICULTY which may have arises from an apparent inconsistency between our text and the words of our Lord in a subsequent part of His discourse. The greatest praise we cam bestow upon a religion is to practise it.(S. This Christian consistency requires nonconformity to the world, and the good works of an active Christian life. Poetical Books Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Denomination: Lutheran J. W. "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them." A great central storehouse of coal-gas is accumulated, and with that all the lamps are connected by a hidden system of pipes, so that each is supplied with the necessary quantity; and, as the result, we can thread our way through the intricate places of the city as easily, if not as safely, by night as by day. (James Stewart. 5 When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but () only say the word, and my servant will be healed. The silver reflectors are burnished to the brightest purity, and every funnel and glass are absolutely without a spot. 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All earnest Christian conviction will demand expression; and all deep experience of the purifying power of Christ upon character will show itself in conduct. Minor Prophets Were the light to go out from my inattention, in six months news would arrive from every part of the coast, that such ships and crews were lost through my neglect! Matthew 5:15 STU XRF TSK ... Godet, however, says, "This passage has been placed in the sermon on the mount, like so many others, rather because of the association of ideas than from historical reminiscence" (similarly Weiss). The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will naturally attract the eyes of unbelievers. Curling, M. So in us there should be nothing of evil to draw away men's eyes from the light and fix them upon our imperfections. ", (1)As in their own souls they possess Christ. The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. Sermon on the Mount: 2. We turn our eyes up to him and he rebukes us with darts of fire; he says, "Look down, not up: look at the works, not the worker." The Gospels As day shines over city, village, plain, and hill, over land and over sea, so would Christ, the Day, shine over all the world, bringing life and hope and salvation everywhere. )God glorified by our good worksH. The New Testament APPLY THIS TRUTH TO THE CASE BEFORE US. A. Wythe. Do not fear that you incur any danger of ostentation in performing visibly such religious observances as your parents or teachers direct.2. Fraser, D. D.)Wanted, much wanted, bright ChristiansD. 3. Skip to content. Modestly but yet bravely carry out your Christianity, and men will see it. But the principle guide in cases like these is not to be found so much in an external rule as in a spiritually enlightened discrimination, which feels instinctively when is the time for secrecy and when for publicity.How dangerous to our Christian modesty everything must be which takes off from the delicacy of our natural modesty.1. )Glorifying GodH. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. M. The best style in writing is that which gives the thought with such transparency that the reader sees nothing else; and that is the noblest Christian character which shows the most of Christ. This morning’s text is a confrontational one, at least it is for me, and I think that it may be for you as well. )The CandleC. Hence it appears that we ought frequently to contemplate the examples of good men, out of which there are so many and so great advantages to be drawn. Matthew 6:5-15. (1)It must be done under the influence of faith in Christ. )Th,e light to reveal the work, not the workerDr. Christians are made what they are to attract the world. The best style in writing is that which gives the thought with such transparency that the reader sees nothing else; and that is the noblest Christian character which shows the most of Christ. Be consistent.4. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. Matthew 5:15 STU XRF TSK ... Godet, however, says, "This passage has been placed in the sermon on the mount, like so many others, rather because of the association of ideas than from historical reminiscence" (similarly Weiss). The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will so powerfully represent to unbelievers the reasonableness and excellency of the Christian religion, as well as the usefulness and advantage of it, towards the present and future happiness and well-being of mankind, that they will be led to examine into the grounds of it. CHRISTIANS ARE THE BEARERS OF THIS LIGHT INTO ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD. Wisdom Literature Read the Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7. How SHINE. It is also the most successful way of winning the esteem of the world. It may have been a simple child’s prayer: “Now I lay me down to sleep” Or a Thanksgiving prayer, where the family has been reunited in a family reunion, and thanks is given to God for the family as well as the food. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Who Mourn. )The beauty of moral qualitiesH. Be real, let all be really addressed to God.3. On μόδιος, comp. W. -------------------- Cooper.I. By so doing will engage them in some serious reflections upon the Christian religion.II. Maclaren, D. D.)A good example a rebuke of evilA. Consider the PLACING.1. Let our song be like that of the skylark, as he rises with dewy breast from his lowly earth-couch, singing as he soars, until, unseen in the deep blue above, he rains a shower of melody on the listening earth. The well-pleasing of men.II. The city is lit by lamps, and yet it is the gas that lightens it. Learn more. Plut. The city is lit by lamps, and yet it is the gas that lightens it. Goshen only has light: Christians once dark; hut have received light.1. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will naturally attract the eyes of unbelievers. W. Wythe.1. CHRISTIAN CONSISTENCY. )The beauty of moral qualitiesH. It may appear from this that secrecy is necessary to prayer and almsgiving; but that it is not the lesson inculcated, is evident from the tenor of Scripture. These were " burning and shining lights " in the darkness; these displayed the glory of the Saviour's love and power to save, in the very midst of Satan's empire.(F. The world, though corrupt, is very sensible of what Christian practice ought to be.2. Their song, like that of the cuckoo, is a constant repetition of their own name, and the listener is wearied with its iteration. The withholding of a good example may be more fatal to religion than positive irregularities, because the turpitude of the latter destroys their power of seduction.3. Fraser, D. D., D. Fraser, D. D.(D. Fraser, D. D.)The figure of the house-lamp suggests domestic Christianity; that of the conspicuous city the more public and collective duty of Christians.(D. We turn our eyes up to him and he rebukes us with darts of fire; he says, "Look down, not up: look at the works, not the worker." 3-10): III. Moberley, D. C. L.What are the limits of lawful showing of our deeds, so that we may not break the law which bids us be secret?1. The gas would be unavailable without the lamps; the lamps would be useless without the gas. )Christian example not transientBe not a flashing meteor, exciting transitory curiosity with thy blaze of profession.Men more ready to shine socially than morallyDr. Whilst standing looking on, the keeper of the house boasted of its brilliancy and beauty, observing there were few such lights in the world beside. In His sermon on the mount, Jesus had much to say about prayer b. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Every man influences all about him, and receives influences from them, and if there be not more exports than imports, he is a poor creature at the mercy of circumstances.(A. (2)From love to God(3)with a view to His glory.2. Cussing. M. Taylor.of the world: —I. The purpose of light is to give light. 4. Beecher., Sir William Dawes, Bart. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. The Faith of a Centurion. )The light of Christian exampleH. By so doing will engage them in some serious reflections upon the Christian religion.II. III. The Church's responsibility. Rees. I. CHRISTIAN PROFESSING. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will naturally attract the eyes of unbelievers. The passage read to the end will remove the difficulty suggested. The New Testament That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. )The Lamp and the BushelA. The darkness should not extinguish our light. (2)From love to God(3)with a view to His glory.2. In like manner, if wherever you go you would sound out the music of your Christian experience, other hearts would respond to the melody, and your joy would be redoubled.Christian example must be free from inconsistencyThe visitor to a lighthouse is struck with the perfect cleanness of everything about the lantern or the lamps. Because Christ has put light into His people, he does not intend it to be hid.II. If you take a red-hot ball out of a furnace and lay it down upon a frosty moor, two processes will go on — the ball will lose its heat and the surrounding atmosphere will gain. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Oh, sir," said he, "look at that dark and stormy sea. You may have a window all covered with dust, and spun over with the cobwebs of spiders, that have not been disturbed for years, and the passer-by, in the darkness, will take no note of its impurity. These were " burning and shining lights " in the darkness; these displayed the glory of the Saviour's love and power to save, in the very midst of Satan's empire.(F. This implies that the true light has been kindled in us. Let the separate deeds be hidden, according to the precept of the sixth chapter; let the general design of goodness be known, according to the text. Look at the primitive Schwartz, at the devoted Brainerd, at the zealous Corrie, and many others; Oh! (Sir William Dawes, Bart. )Christian example an argument of weightAnecdotes., W. S. Dewstoe.A young minister, when about to be ordained, stated that at one period of his life he was nearly an infidel. The impressions which a Church makes on the moral consciousness of the community in which it byes is a fair test of its life and power.(H. Secrecy in good deeds is not absolute, but relative; not positive, and for its own sake, but in order to exhibit the vitiating effect of ostentation.2. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven.(D. The REWARDS of a right discharge of our duties as true disciples. I. Matthew 2.1-12. , D. D.)Christian example leads to the discovery of Christian sympathyWhen the English minstrel went to seek for his master of the Lion Heart, he played everywhere the monarch's favourite tune, and was at length rewarded by hearing its notes sent feebly back to him from the prison wherein Richard was confined. (NASB: Lockman) Greek: oude kaiousin luchnon kai titheasin auton hupo ton modion all' epi ten luchnian, kai lampei pasin tois en te oikia. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. Men oppose light and yet light is pleasant to them. God forbid that such a thing should ever occur. Rees. S. He must shine: —1. In like manner, if wherever you go you would sound out the music of your Christian experience, other hearts would respond to the melody, and your joy would be redoubled.Christian example must be free from inconsistencyThe visitor to a lighthouse is struck with the perfect cleanness of everything about the lantern or the lamps. Goode, M. A.of the world. Call us at 888-634-2038. Scripture: Matthew 6:5–15. "And glorify your Father which is in Heaven." )Christian example not transientBe not a flashing meteor, exciting transitory curiosity with thy blaze of profession.Men more ready to shine socially than morallyDr. This light discloses God, the way to heaven, etc. Maclaren, D. D.ou. 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